A Survey of the Legal Issues Facing Digital Forensic Experts

  • Sydney Liles
  • Marcus Rogers
  • Marianne Hoebich
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 306)


This paper discusses the results of a survey focusing on the legal issues facing digital forensic experts in the United States. The survey attracted 71 respondents from law enforcement, academia, government, industry and the legal community. It extends the well-known Brungs-Jamieson research on attitudes and priorities of the Australian digital forensic community. The results are compared with those from the Brungs-Jamieson study to determine if digital forensic experts from different countries share priorities and concerns. Several differences are observed between stakeholder groups regarding the importance of specific legal issues. Nevertheless, the results indicate that, despite differing opinions, it is possible to find a common ground that can help craft public policy and set funding priorities.


Legal issues digital forensic experts survey 


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  • Sydney Liles
  • Marcus Rogers
  • Marianne Hoebich

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